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New regulatory guide on scheme constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

Section 601EB of the Corporations Act, 2001 requires that ASIC must register a scheme within 14 days of lodgement unless it appears to ASIC that


Simple corporate bonds exposure draft legislation
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 22 2013

Treasury has issued exposure draft legislation which will introduce new provisions intended to facilitate increased trading in retail corporate bonds


Dividend washing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

It was possible for an investor to obtain a franking credit twice by selling shares that had been held for the statutory 45 days ex-dividend and then


Financial requirements for responsible entities to change from 1 November 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

While responsible entities of managed investment schemes still have a reasonable period of time to prepare for the changes ASIC has made to the financial requirements under their Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), the changes significantly increase the regulatory and financial burden they face


PDS requirements for agribusiness schemes to change from 1 August 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

ASIC issued a consultation paper in April 2010 with proposals to improve disclosure to retail investors in relation to agribusiness schemes following the spectacular collapses of these types of schemes in 2009


PDS requirements for infrastructure schemes to change from 1 July 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

ASIC issued two consultation papers in April 2010 and April 2011 with proposals to improve disclosure to retail investors in relation to infrastructure schemes following the problems which arose in relation to the unit trust established to finance the Brisbane Airport Link infrastructure project


FOFA reforms
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

As part of the FOFA reforms, recent amendments have been made to the Corporations Act which impose two statutory obligations on any individual (the provider) who provides personal advice to a retail client


Fiduciary duties of financial advisors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

Although it is hard to understand how this view could have arisen, there was a view amongst some members of the financial planning industry that financial planners did not owe fiduciary duties to their clients


Employee share scheme rights
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 29 2012

Under the former employee share scheme provisions a person could acquire a “right” if another person created the right in that person


Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes - improving disclosure for retail investors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 25 2010

ASIC is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes: Improving disclosure for retail investors, issued on 8 April 2010